The lead singer of one the North East’s most successful rock bands is writing the official song for the Bike For Bobby challenge.
Newcastle United fanatic, Jonathan 'Spike' Gray from The Quireboys is penning the tune called 'Bike For Bobby'.
In October former Newcastle defender Robbie Elliott and his close friend Phil Gray will cycle 3,500 miles from Lisbon to Newcastle.
Robbie said: "I wanted to do the 'Bike For Bobby' because we were very close when he was my manager.
"I’ve also lost other friends and family to cancer so I was keen to raise money for the charities."
The Quireboys - who played at St James's Park with the Rolling Stones a year before Robbie made his first team debut in 1991 - have sold millions of records worldwide.
This summer they played the Download Festival in front of more than 90,000 fans and supported Guns N' Roses in Europe.
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